Last edited 24 Feb 2021

Conservation articles and news

Drone Surveying a London Landmark


Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have been used to undertake a survey of the Lloyd’s building’s external façade in the heart of the City of London.

Green Party calls for no VAT on refurbishment in new Parliamentary petition

The petition calls on the government to remove VAT on refurbishment projects and raise VAT on non-Passivhaus new-build construction to 20 per cent. Retrofitting is carbon-efficient but the current VAT regime privileges new build over refurbishment.

Conservation Professionals Concerned about Future Planning Policy


Directors of the IHBC and the Victorian Society are among those whose opinions are featured in the RICS in-house publication Modus as it explores heritage impacts in England’s planning proposals.

Learn all about the Professions in Building Conservation at upcoming Conference


Glasgow City Heritage Trust (GCHT) 3-day online conference aimed at anyone working, or interested in working, within the building and heritage sectors.

New use for abandoned oil rigs: Offshore reefs!

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One way in which these old rigs can be remarkably useful is that the subsurface rig can provide the ideal skeleton for coral reefs, allowing the remarkable ecosystems beneath the waves come into their own.

Birnbeck Pier, in Weston-super-Mare, to undergo Restoration

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A new company – Birnbeck Holdings Limited – has now been set up by CNM Estates which has purchased Birnbeck Island and the historic pier.

Ecclesiastical Heritage Risk Barometer 2020 Published

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The publication offers research to help answer the question: ‘How can the heritage sector adapt and thrive in the digital age’?

Victorian Bath House dug up from under a Manchester Car Park

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A stunning Victorian Bath House has been uncovered during works on creating the city’s first public park in over 100 years.

APPG on ‘Conservation, Places and People’ Opens first Parliamentary Inquiry

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The Inquiry is into ‘21st Century Places – Values & Benefits‘

Historic Photographer of the Year 2020 Winners Announced

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The awards showcase the very best historic places and cultural sites from across the globe.

Designing Buildings Anywhere

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